1. tahini

noun. a thick Middle Eastern paste made from ground sesame seeds.


  • paste


  • stay in place
  • centralization


  • طحينية (Arabic)

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Sentences with tahini

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you have a small jar of tahini, you might be able to mix it by hand, but if you have more than a cup or two, you save time with a machine.

2. Noun, plural
Consider using guacamole or hummus -- a mixture of chickpeas, garlic and tahini -- instead of butter for a tasty addition to sandwiches.

3. Adjective
Bake the burgers and serve on a whole-wheat bun with tahini dressing or a slice of sharp cheddar cheese.

4. Existential there
To allow the flavors to infuse thoroughly, particularly if incorporating spices, tahini sauce can be prepared a day in advance and refrigerated overnight.

5. Verb, base form
Add Greek yogurt to tahini sauce for a rich, creamy dressing to complement strong-flavored fish such as salmon or tuna.